Forty

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All Music Guide - Greg Prato
A darling of early MTV it seemed like you couldn't escape the channel's nonstop airing of his humorous "She Blinded Me with Science" clip circa 1982, Thomas Dolby subsequently carved a niche for himself, despite never replicating his initial commercial success. Originally issued as a limited-edition, home-packaged, signed and numbered release of which only 1,000 were pressed, Dolby's 2003 effort, Forty, was later issued as a more readily available import. Recorded live over a pair of performances in California, this seven-track set shows that Dolby still has a knack for quirky performances -- even 20 years after he first burst onto the new wave scene. Although the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Prato
A darling of early MTV it seemed like you couldn't escape the channel's nonstop airing of his humorous "She Blinded Me with Science" clip circa 1982, Thomas Dolby subsequently carved a niche for himself, despite never replicating his initial commercial success. Originally issued as a limited-edition, home-packaged, signed and numbered release of which only 1,000 were pressed, Dolby's 2003 effort, Forty, was later issued as a more readily available import. Recorded live over a pair of performances in California, this seven-track set shows that Dolby still has a knack for quirky performances -- even 20 years after he first burst onto the new wave scene. Although the aforementioned "She Blinded Me with Science" is nowhere to be found here, several other of Dolby's all-time favorites are, including the moderate MTV hit "Hyperactive," the Danny Elfman-esque "The Ability to Swing," and "One of Our Submarines." While hardcore fanatics will welcome just about any release that has the Thomas Dolby name stamped on it, it's obvious that admirers would have much preferred receiving an all-new studio album of which Dolby hasn't issued since 1994 than a live set.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/30/2003
  • Label: Import [generic]
  • UPC: 766483264840
  • Catalog Number: 564926

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Thomas Dolby Primary Artist, Keyboards, Vocals, Sampling
Caroline LaVelle Cello, Background Vocals
Leslie Adams Vocals
Technical Credits
Thomas Dolby Composer
Dan Hicks Composer
Matthew Seligman Composer
Rev. Lawrence K. Thomas Cover Design
Todd Wollersheim Engineer, Live Sound
Emanuel Geller Digital Editing, Mastering
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